ALTHOUGH a number of teams have first-round games outstanding, the second round of the Pefa Premier League kicks off this weekend.
Tonight Callies will be hoping to avenge their 1-0 defeat in the first round when they play Motherwell Academy in Londt Park.
Since the defeat the defending champions have not hit their straps and will be hard- pressed to win their fifth successive league championship. They will play their second match of the weekend when they take on Highbury in Bridgemead on Sunday.
Motherwell are second on the log and challengers for the championships.
In the second match this evening, NMMU Madibaz host Warriors at the campus. In the first round the students won 3-2.
Forresters face two tough matches. Tomorrow they play PE City, who beat them 2-0 in the first round, and on Sunday they play Warriors in a first- round fixture. Both matches will be played at the EP Command field.
Tonight: NMMU Madibaz v Warriors; Callies v Motherwell Academy
Tomorrow: Forresters v PE City; Squares v Hearts
Sunday: Highbury v Callies; Forresters v Warriors
Tuesday: NMMU Madibaz v Highbury.
ZWIDE FA will be hoping that the rain will not cause the postponement of their fixtures for the third consecutive weekend.
Real Crusaders and Shinning Stars will battle it out for the Zwifa Marina Sea Salt Premier League title as the season heads for an exciting end.
Crusaders are five points ahead but Stars have two matches in hand.
The log-leaders play Real Strikers on Sunday while the challengers have a double- header, taking on Zwide Celtics tomorrow and Young Romans on Sunday.
Romans, who are the only other team with a chance of reeling in the frontrunners, will play Swartkops tomorrow.
Tomorrow: Golden Aces v Major Chiefs; Young Romans v Swartkops; Zwide Celtics v Shining Stars
Sunday: Real Crusaders v Real Strikers; Shinning Stars v Young Romans; Morning Stars v Swartkops
THE Walmer FA will also be hoping that the rain holds off so that they can complete their Marina Sea Salt Premier League season.
With the league trophy headed for the Airportvalley United cabinet, the rest of the teams will be playing to fill the minor places.
Young Cosmos, who pushed Airportvalley right to the end, will end the season as runners- up even if they lose their final match against African Aces.
Tomorrow: Brazil United v Walmer Stars; Ghetto Stars v Teenagers FC; Golden Heroes v FC Moscow; Mabayibone Strikers v Seaview United; African Aces v Young Cosmos; Peace United v Real Madrid
Sunday: FC Moscow v Walmer Stars; Brazil United v Mabayibone Strikers